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Araucanía

Posted by Åsa on 15 February 2010

Hello everybody!

Here everything is going fine. Meanwhile we have reached San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina and we have now officially entered Patagonia. We have just crossed the border from Chile to Argentina for the third time. There are a lot of rearing crystalline clear and icy cold rivers and impressive forests in Chile. The weather was very bad most of the time though with heavy clouds and rain preventing us from seeing and enjoying the white tipped Volcanoes that we had came for so unfortunately we spent much less time in the beautiful Araucanía then planned.

 

The absolute highlights of our short visit in Chile was the impressive hospitality of the people that kept inviting us to have showers, eat and sleep in their homes and the National Park Conguillio. We had one nice day with blue sky and stunning views in the Araucaria and Lenga forest that surrounds the very active, perfectly cone shaped and snow covered volcano “Jaima”. The last big eruption was in January 2008 and the traces of lava that had flown all through the park is impressive.

 

The border crossing was very easy this time and was made partly on a ferry boat!! It was kind of magic to stand there in the heavy morning mist on the ferry with the sun rising and with absolute wild forest and mountains as far as the eye could reach around the narrow strip of silver colored water carrying us across a big part of the Andes. The horn of the ferry sounded and we went off. It was our fourth crossing of the Andes in total during the trip, and it has never been easier then here at Hua Hum with only 655 meters to climb.


6 comments. Tags: Location: San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

 

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  • Grattis Åsa, hoppas du har haft en bra födelsedag på cykeln eller någon annanstans.


    Posted by Anna Salisbury on 21/02/2010 11:28am (8 years ago)

  • Hola chicos, Asa las fotos de la uraucania están fantásticas,ánimo y a seguir que ya queda poco.


    Posted by pilar on 18/02/2010 12:40pm (8 years ago)

  • Hola, Javier&Asa:
    Sólo mandaros muchos ánimos y felicitaciones por vuestro buen trabajo tanto las fotografías como los relatos. Mucha suerte en los caminos!
    Antonio H.


    Posted by Antonio H. on 18/02/2010 10:40am (8 years ago)

  • Hallo, ihr beiden!
    Jetzt seid ihr schon so weit gekommen! Ihr habt unglaublich tolle Fotos gemacht und ich bin noch mehr gespannt auf eure Berichte, wenn ihr wieder da seid! Viel Spaß noch und haltet durch!
    Larissa und Momo


    Posted by Larissa on 17/02/2010 6:40pm (8 years ago)

  • Dear Javier and Asa,

    As always, amazing pictures! The last one is surreal. How are you feeling now that you are this far in the journey? Are you almost tired enough to go home peacefully or does the prospect of everyday life in Europe seems rather dreadful, being on the bike everyday?

    In any case, I wish you the best of luck on the last (and I guess still pretty long) strip in Chile.

    love and support from New York City,
    Maria


    Posted by Maria Snoek on 17/02/2010 5:51am (8 years ago)

  • Que bueno tener noticias vuestras.
    Las fotos son estupendas y el relato también. América Latina es maravillosa.
    Mucha suerte en lo que queda de ruta.
    Un fuerte abrazo para vosotros!


    Posted by Maria on 15/02/2010 11:57am (8 years ago)

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